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Full Show: More Shakeups At The Alley, And The Last Days Of Sam Houston (Jan. 24, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on personnel changes at The Alley Theatre. Then, it's our weekly political roundup. Plus, we get answers to your dental questions. And we learn about the often-forgotten later years of Sam Houston's life.

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Top Workplaces in Houston, and Shutting Down Notorious Apartments: Tuesday’s Show (May 23, 2017)

Posted on · Every year, the Houston Chronicle puts together a list of the best workplaces in Houston, based on employee surveys distributed through a third-party company. The 2017 results won’t come until the fall, but, until then, what does make for a good workplace according to Houstonians? Is it the hours, the work space, the benefits, the […]

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What the Color of Your Gums Says About Your Health: Your Dental Questions Answered

Posted on · What does the color of your gums say about your health? Are over-the-counter mouth guards effective at protecting your teeth from grinding when you sleep? These are just some of your dental health questions we address with Dr. Ryan Quock, associate professor and vice chair of the Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Department at the UT Health […]

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“Peak Beer,” Deli, Teeth, and Labyrinths: Thursday’s Show (November 3, 2016)

Posted on · This morning, the Houston Business Journal reported one of Houston’s fastest-growing breweries — Karbach Brewing Company — is being acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company. Perhaps this was inevitable. Some in the local brewing industry have been worried we’d reached “peak beer” in Houston, with 17 breweries operating in the region. Even after Karbach’s acquisition, […]

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How a Routine Dentist Appointment Turned Into Brain Damage for One Patient

Posted on · Houston attorney Jim Moriarty represents Nevaeh Hall, a young child who Moriarty says suffered brain damage during what should have been a routine appointment at a dental clinic. We talk with Moriarty about that case and other incidents of alleged dental malpractice. Then, we talk with Houston area pediatric dentist Dr. Laji James about what […]

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Electricity, Forgiveness, and Ask the Dentist: Monday’s Show (October 26, 2015)

Posted on · A new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power says complaints filed with regulators about electric companies and utilities fell to their lowest point since Texas deregulated its power market in 2002. But long-term data show consumers complain more than they did before the market was deregulated. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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Is it Still Necessary to Add Fluoride to Our Drinking Water?

Posted on · In April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the first decrease in half a century of the amount of fluoride it recommends in our drinking water. HHS says the recommendation is intended to prevent staining of tooth enamel that can happen with too much exposure to fluoride, which in the right amount […]

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Bike Plans, Ask the Dentist, and Street Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Posted on · The City of Houston is launching a $500,000 effort to develop a citywide bicycling plan. It’s the first such comprehensive effort since 1994. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss efforts underway to develop the bike plan, its potential benefits for the city and changes Houston’s bicycling community would like to see. We welcome […]